Just as I post about Wes Anderson’s book coming out, I learn that one of my favorite directors, and all around creative talent, Guillermo del Toro, has a book coming out.
Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with Cronos, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and a host of other films and creative endeavors. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs, sharing the contents of his personal notebooks, collections, and other obsessions. The result is a startling, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the world’s most creative visionaries. Complete with running commentary, interview text, and annotations that contextualize the ample visual material, this deluxe compendium is every bit as inspired as del Toro is himself.
Contains a foreword by James Cameron, an afterword by Tom Cruise, and contributions from other luminaries, including Neil Gaiman and John Landis, among others.
And honestly I can’t wait. Having the pleasure of seeing this man speak in person, you can’t help but know this man has a HUGE passion for his craft, an amazing imagination, is without ego, and is just a huge kid at heart.
And after watching the trailer for this book (below), how he talks about wanting to find kindred spirits, and wanting to inspire others in their storytelling… yea, again, can’t wait for this book. And I look forward to diving into his creative process.
Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions will be released on October 29th. I’ve got mine pre-ordered, click on the title link to pre-order on Amazon if you’d like to order too!